The Final Salute by Kathleen M. Rodgers

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At a small air base in Louisiana, family man and seasoned fighter pilot, Tuck Westerfield's life could literally crash down around him. In this business of flying fighter jets, the odds of staying alive are stacked against him.

Haunted by the memories of dead friends killed in air mishaps, this Vietnam vet and father of three must deal with a devious commander, an animal-crazed neighbor, whose husband hates pilots, a beautiful, but suspicious wife and a rebellious teenage daughter. The last thing he needs is another war.
But when Iraq invades Kuwait in the middle of a muggy Louisiana summer, duty calls. Tuck and the other pilots in his squadron head to the Middle East.

Back in Louisiana, Gina Westerfield and other military wives learn that war is hell on the home front, too.

Later, when tragedy strikes, everyone at Beauregard Air Force Base must pull together and live on or forever be consumed with grief.

“The story pulls you in from the very beginning. The novel's climax and its aftermath are one of the most moving and satisfying I have ever read.”
Dwight Jon Zimmerman, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Lincoln's Last Days

“A realistic yet heartwarming and reaffirming assessment of life and love and dedication by the very people who guard our own lives.” Parris Afton Bonds, New York Times bestselling author & cofounder of Romance Writers of America.
 

About Kathleen M. Rodgers

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A native New Mexican, Kathleen Rodgers followed her husband from base to base during his twenty-year career as an Air Force fighter pilot. She is the mother of two grown sons, Thomas and J.P., and lives in Colleyville, Texas, with her husband, Tom, and her Chocolate Lab, Bubba. Her work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Air Force, Army & Navy Times, Because I Fly, a poetry anthology by McGraw-Hill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Albuquerque Journal, The Clovis News Journal, and Daedalus Flyer.
 
Published September 9, 2014 by Deer Hawk Publications. 290 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, History, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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